In Animal Kingdom a ritual carves a dimension that melds character, object, landscape and the very tactile makeup of the film itself into one mutating, symphonic mass of spell casting, storytelling, living and dying.
An explosive account of cinema as witchcraft. Animal Kingdom depicts a man’s voyage into the deep recesses of the very film that projects him, affecting its construction, progression and physical stability. While stranded in a large forest where day and night interchange at any moment, he discovers two natives who have begun their transformation into animals.
A genre defying exploration of the cinematic apparatus... heralding a new direction in Irish cinema.Sunniva O’Flynn (Head of Irish Film Programming, IFI Irish Film Institute)
Animal Kingdom is a spiritual odyssey, an oneiric vision that has a strongly cathartic effect... [it] appeals to the extrasensorial profundities of the collective unconscious, in which the traditional descriptive narration has no reason to existLetizia Hushi (La Scimmia Pensa)